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Parkersburg High School A Cappella Choir to present concert

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg High School A Cappella Choir will present its annual Spring Concert 7 p.m. today in the auditorium. The concert will open with the national anthem then “Consecrate the Place and Day” by Lloyd Pfauchst and “Loch Lomond” featuring soloists Josiah ...

Smoot Theatre Vocal Ensembles to perform

PARKERSBURG — The Smoot Theatre Vocal Ensembles will present their final concert of the year at 3 p.m. Sunday at The Smoot Theatre, 213 Fifth St., downtown Parkersburg. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted. The choral groups are The Smoot Theatre ...

AKC-sanctioned dog show opens Friday at Washington County Fairgrounds

MARIETTA — Upwards of a thousand dogs, their owners and families, judges and handlers, are arriving in Marietta this weekend to field their canines in the annual American Kennel Club sanctioned show organized by the Blennerhassett and Magic Valley kennel clubs. The show opens Friday at 8 ...

Boom Fest to be held at Peoples Bank Theatre

MARIETTA — Three local musicians will lend their talents to an event designed to support services offered by the O’Neill Center. O’Neill Center Boom Fest will be held at Peoples Bank Theatre on Friday and will feature Waterford resident Chasiti Murphy, Parkersburg native John Kunze and ...

Grammy winner to perform in McConnelsville

MCCONNELSVILLE, Ohio — Multi-Grammy Award winner Linda Davis will perform May 19 at the Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are available online at OhioValleyOpry.com, or by calling the office at 740-525-9218. Davis has a ...

New Era Kite Fest takes flight in Mineral Wells on Saturday

MINERAL WELLS — The New Era Kite Fest will be Saturday and Sunday at Mineral Wells Elementary School on West Virginia 14. Organized by the New Era School Museum, the free festival will run from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. both days. There will be kites, food, concessions, inflatables and other ...

Fairy Tale Ball slated for May 19 in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — The Children’s Home Society of West Virginia is holding its fourth annual Fairy Tale Ball beginning at 6 p.m. May 19 at the Nemesis Shrine Center in Parkersburg. Admission is $50 per person and $80 per couple and formal attire is requested. Tickets are available at the CHS ...

Ratha Con opens Friday in Athens

ATHENS — The seventh annual Ratha Con, a pop culture convention, will be held Friday and Saturday in Athens. The convention kicks off 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday with the Nerd Prom at Casa Cantina, 6 W. State St., where participants can come dressed in their best costume. DJ BFunk will be spinning ...

Marietta Mud Run fans ready to get dirty

MARIETTA — There will be mayhem, and lots and lots of mud. Whether caked on shoes, shirts, in hair or wherever, participants in the fifth annual Marietta Mud Run should definitely get their money’s worth. “We have about 230 people signed up so far and there is registration up to the ...

Farm Animal Baby Shower celebrates moms

VINCENT — If you are still looking for a way to celebrate mom this Mother’s Day, Sweetapple Farm in Vincent might have just the thing. The annual Farm Animal Baby Shower features farm grown food, hay rides and, of course, baby critters. The event was started in 2013 as a way to celebrate ...

Experience the Outdoors event set for May 19 in Waterford

MARIETTA — Experience the Outdoors, a program in partnership with The Ohio State University Washington County Extension Office, will be held on May 19 beginning at 8 a.m. at Hervida 4-H Camp in Waterford. The event geared toward women 14 years and older offers the chance to participate in ...

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra-Parkersburg to perform Sunday

PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra-Parkersburg will close out its 2017-2018 season with the return of WVSO’s new Music Director Larry Loh to Parkersburg on Sunday. The concert will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Blennerhassett School on Jewell Road near Parkersburg. Prior to the ...

WesBanco to display Debbie and Steve Sisson art exhibit

PARKERSBURG — The Debbie and Steve Sisson art exhibit will be on display at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St., in downtown Parkersburg, through the month of May. The exhibit can be viewed during regular business hours of Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 ...

Sweet Breath of Spring Vidalia Onion Festival nearing

ST. MARYS — The 2018 Sweet Breath of Spring Vidalia Onion Festival will be Saturday in downtown St. Marys, featuring music, food, plant sales, farmers market, crafts, car cruise in, bingo and other activities. The festival, now in its 14th year, will run from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Washington ...

Mid Ohio Valley Ringers set for Saturday

VIENNA — The Mid Ohio Valley Ringers will present “Cinco de Bronzefest” at 4 p.m. Saturday at Wayside United Methodist Church, 3001 Grand Central Ave., Vienna. Admission is free with goodwill offerings accepted. The program title celebrates Cinco de Mayo and “Bronzefest,” an ...

New Era Kite Festival to be held May 12-13

MINERAL WELLS — The ninth annual New Era Kite Festival, which was postponed twice this year, has been scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12-13 at the Mineral Wells Elementary School Campus, 1838 Elizabeth Pike. Free kites to the first 50 kids will be available. Also planned are bouncy ...

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Spring Sale PARKERSBURG — The Cedar Grove United Methodist Church Women will hold its Spring Sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 3-4 at the church on W.Va. 47. Concessions, baked goods, clothing and spring flowers will be available. *** Dinner PARKERSBURG — A baked chicken dinner will be 6 ...

Julia-Ann Jazz to premiere June 2

PARKERSBURG — The first Julia-Ann Jazz event will be 6-9 p.m. June 2 at 112 13th St. in Parkersburg at the historic district home of Bob and Melissa Herceg. Providing the jazz outside will be the Smoot House Band, Stolen Moments from Charleston and @ Play, a quartet from Parkersburg, said ...

Singers to take stage at Actors Guild Idol fundraiser on May 19

PARKERSBURG — The finalists of the first Actors Guild Idol singing competition have been selected. Sponsored by the Actors Guild of Parkersburg, the fundraising competition has been pared to 10 vocalists who will meet for the final contest at 7:30 p.m. May 19 at the Actors Guild on Market ...

Woof Fest to be held Sunday at Mountwood Park

VOLCANO — For the last decade, Mountwood Park has been going to the dogs on a special Sunday each year. This year, the 10th annual Woof Fest Fun Run and Pageant will be noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, presented by the Friends of Mountwood Park. Woof Fest features activities, contests, ...